PlanaWood: Sustainable Wood Substitute from Indonesia
PlanaWood is not wood, but a substitute for Natural Wood by Plana, a solution to address the problem of deforestation, plastic waste, and agricultural issues. PlanaWood has a shape, strength, attributes, and texture similar to real wood, especially Iron Wood. It is made from 60% rice husks, 30% plastic waste (HDPE) such as cosmetic waste, and 10% additives. This solution turns unused plastic waste and rice husks into something far more valuable, extending its usability, durability, and quality. With PlanaWood, Plana aims to create sustainable products that can become the main substitute for natural wood to reduce deforestation rates, reduce plastic and husk waste, and increase farmers’ welfare by utilizing unused rice husks.
Plana has conducted extensive research and development for seven years to create PlanaWood made from rice husks and plastic waste, a wood substitute as in texture, looks, quality, strength, and all the MVPs to become a product, even have more advantages such as anti-termite, anti-weathered and fire retardant. The efficacy of the solution has been demonstrated through various tests and evaluations, including tensile strength, moisture resistance, heat resistance, weight capacity, impact test, durability, etc. Plana has also received certifications and awards for the product’s sustainability and innovation, such as the B20 Sustainability Awards 4.0, Climate Innovation, Tempo Circular Economy Awards, and many more.
The impact of the PlanaWood solution can be significant in several ways:
1. Reducing deforestation: By providing a sustainable alternative to natural wood, PlanaWood can help reduce the demand for wood, leading to reduced deforestation rates. This, in turn, can help preserve forests and protect the wildlife and ecosystems that depend on them.
2. Reducing plastic waste: PlanaWood uses plastic waste as a raw material, which can help reduce the amount of plastic waste in the environment. By upcycling plastic waste into a useful product, PlanaWood also helps reduce the carbon footprint associated with plastic production and pollution.
3. Utilizing rice husks: Rice husks are a by-product of rice production, and they are often discarded and combusted, leading to waste and pollution. By utilizing rice husks as a raw material for PlanaWood, Plana can help reduce waste and create value from those unused husks.
4. Improving farmers’ welfare: By utilizing rice husks, PlanaWood can create an additional source of income for farmers. This can help improve their livelihoods and contribute to the development of rural communities.
5. Showcasing sustainable solutions: PlanaWood can serve as a tangible example of a sustainable solution that addresses multiple environmental and social issues. By promoting PlanaWood and its benefits, Plana can help raise awareness about the importance of sustainability and encourage others to adopt similar solutions.
Plana’s main purpose is to contribute to achieving SDGs such as:
SGD 15: Life on Land – By reducing deforestation rates, Plana could help protect forests and the biodiversity that depends on them, including endangered species.
SGD 9: The establishment of the PlanaWood can contribute to achieving SDG 9 by promoting awareness and understanding of the importance of sustainable infrastructure, industrialization, and innovation. By engaging with the community and establishing a distribution network, Plana can also contribute to the promotion of inclusive and sustainable industrialization.
SGD 12: Our end-of-life product could be recycled into new PlanaWood, so we could achieve zero waste and a closed loop cycle and by upcycling plastic waste and rice husks into a sustainable product, Plana could contribute to reducing waste and promoting sustainable consumption and production patterns.
SGD 4: Quality Education: The project aims to provide education and awareness campaigns to the community about the importance of reducing deforestation, plastic waste, and agricultural issues. By providing education and training, the project can contribute to achieving SDG 4.
SGD 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth: The project aims to establish a distribution network to make PlanaWood readily available to the community, especially those in remote areas. By creating job opportunities and promoting economic growth, the project can contribute to achieving this target
SGD 13: Climate Action – By reducing deforestation rates and providing a wood substitute, Plana could contribute to mitigating climate change and achieving the goals.
SGD 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities: The project aims to establish a Sustainable Education Hub that serves as a platform for the movement and campaigns to spread awareness about deforestation, plastic pollution, and agricultural issues. By promoting sustainable cities and communities, the project can contribute to achieving SDG 11
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Plana (Plastic for Nature)
Plana is a social enterprise that is leading the way in the field of plastic recycling. Our innovative solution involves transforming plastic waste and husk waste into a new material known as PlanaWood, which is composed of 60% rice husk and 30% plastic waste. This sustainable material is a long-lasting and durable alternative to natural wood, making it ideal for use in building and construction. Our primary goal is to address the negative impact of plastic waste on the environment and climate change. By utilizing our advanced process technology to upcycle plastic and husk waste, we produce a more sustainable and valuable product that contributes to a greener future. Plana recognize the crucial importance of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preserving our forests. We believe that PlanaWood represents a pivotal moment in the fight against climate change. By replacing natural wood with PlanaWood, we can help protect our forests and maintain their ability to absorb greenhouse gases and produce oxygen. We are dedicated to improving the welfare of farmers by purchasing their rice husks, which are a byproduct of rice production. By upcycling these husks, we create a new market and enhance income opportunities for farmers. Plana is at the forefront of innovation in the area of plastic and husk waste upcycling. By producing a sustainable and valuable product, we not only reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions, but we also establish a new industry that has the potential to transform the way we think about waste and sustainability. With PlanaWood, we're not just creating a product, but a movement towards a more sustainable and circular economy. We believe that our solution can inspire others to find creative and innovative ways to address environmental challenges and create a better world for future generations. PlanaWood is not just a material - but a journey for a brighter, cleaner, and more sustainable future.
Headquarter : Ruko Bolsena Blok E No 6, Gading Serpong, Banten 15810, Indonesia, Indonesia
Mr Joshua Christopher Chandra